Informational Resources

Organization Websites

  • Freedom from Fear is a national non-profit mental health advocacy association for anxiety and depressive illnesses.
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
  • For People with Shy Bladder Syndrome (A Form of Social Phobia): This site is provided as a resource for people who find it difficult or impossible to urinate in the presence of others, either in their own home or in public facilities. Also, for people who have difficulty under the stress of time pressure, when being observed, when others are close by and might hear you, or when on moving vehicles.
  • Toastmasters provides a non-judgmental atmosphere to become comfortable speaking to groups.

Social Anxiety in Adults Self-Help Guides: Adult Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Antony, Martin M., Swinson R. P. (2000). The shyness and social anxiety workbook, Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publications
  • Dayhoff, S. A. (2000). Diagonally-parked in a parallel universe: Working through social anxiety. Placitas, NM: Effectiveness-Plus Publications.
  • Garner A. (1991). Conversationally Speaking: Tested new ways to increase your personal and social effectiveness, New York, NY McGraw Hill
  • Markway, B. G., Carmin, C. N., Pollard, C. A., Flynn, T. (1992). Dying of embarrassment: Help for social anxiety and phobia. Oakland, CA: Harbinger Publications, Inc.
  • Schneier, F., Welkowitz, L. (1996). The hidden face of shyness: Understanding and overcoming social anxiety. New York, NY: Avon Books.
  • Stein, M.B., Walker, John R. (2002). Triumph over shyness: conquering shyness and social anxiety. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Publications

  • Social phobia : clinical and research perspectives / edited by Murray B. Stein
  • Dayhoff, S. A. (2000). Diagonally-parked in a parallel universe: Working through social anxiety. Placitas, NM: Effectiveness-Plus Publications.
  • Heimberg, R. G. Liebowitz, M. R., Hope, D. A., Schneier, F. R. (Eds.). (1995). Social Phobia: Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Markway, B. G., Carmin, C. N., Pollard, C. A., Flynn, T. (1992). Dying of embarrassment: Help for social anxiety and phobia. Oakland, CA: Harbinger Publications, Inc.
  • Schneier, F. & Welkowitz, L. (1996). The hidden face of shyness: Understanding and overcoming social anxiety. New York, NY: Avon Books.
  • Stein, M. B. (Ed.) (1996). Social Phobia: Clinical and research perspectives. Washington, D. C., American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • Stein, M.B., Walker, John R. (2002). Triumph over shyness: conquering shyness and social anxiety. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.